Delegates attend the COP22 international climate conference Marrakech, trying to set ground rules on measuring climate change (Image credit: AFP)

UAE’s energy plan will make the Earth greener

Efforts by Dewa to use more renewables could provide up to nearly one-third of the target set by the UAE for total renewable energy use

Marrakesh: The UAE’s global commitment to boost renewable energy production to 27 per cent by 2021 of its national energy mix is on the right track to help the world stave off rising global greenhouse gases, said senior UAE delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference here in Morocco on Sunday.

A delegation of more than 100 members of the UAE public and private sector are attending the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to help prepare a new “rule book” which will guide Paris Agreement efforts to hold temperature increases to less than 2 degrees Celsius in the century ahead.

One of the biggest challenges facing delegations from the around the world in the coming days lies in reducing the use of fossil fuels in favour or eco-friendly renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and power to reduce the carbon dioxide emission loads into the atmosphere.

Speaking at the opening of the World Climate Summit on Sunday, Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), presented the 2017 State of the Green Economy Report which outlines efforts under way across the UAE to reduce the country’s footprint.

In an interview, Al Tayer told Gulf News that he was optimistic that efforts by Dewa to use more renewables could provide up to nearly one-third of the target set by...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com